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RidgeGate Parkway project to ease traffic strain

Lone Tree City Council unanimously approved Sept. 18 a $26 million project to expand RidgeGate Parkway to four lanes — and eventually six lanes — to accommodate heavy traffic and the area's …

Officer, civilian injured in car wreck on Jordan Road

A Parker police officer was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a collision with his squad car near E-470 on Jordan Road Sept. 22. The officer was treated and released with soreness and …

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school …

Future uncertain for Centennial business incubator

After shedding two CEOs in the span of about three months, Innovation Pavilion, a co-working campus geared toward startups and entrepreneurs, may move out of its headquarters in the wake of sexual …

Citizenship ceremony highlights ‘beauty and value of diversity’

Marolina Montanez was 4 years old, her younger sister Guadalupe just 2 months old, when their family moved from Mexico to Colorado. They have since established lives and families in the United …
Education

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah …

District explores later school start times

Weight gain, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, poor academic performance. These are some of the possible consequences of lack of sleep in young people, the Centers for Disease Control and …

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed …

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of …

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” …
Business

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style …

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving …

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

In Their Business

Hospital welcomes new CEO Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis has been named president and CEO at Craig Hospital in Englewood. She will formally begin her role Oct. 1. Allen-Davis replaces Mike Fordyce, who …
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